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File #: 190002    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Bill Status: LAPSED
File created: 1/24/2019 In control: Committee on Licenses and Inspections
On agenda: Final action:
Title: Amending Chapter 10-100 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Animals," to revise certain provisions relating to the ownership of dogs and cats; revising the definition of animal retailer; and making technical changes; all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Henon
Indexes: ANIMALS
Attachments: 1. Bill No. 19000200.pdf
Title
Amending Chapter 10-100 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Animals," to revise certain provisions relating to the ownership of dogs and cats; revising the definition of animal retailer; and making technical changes; all under certain terms and conditions.

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:
SECTION 1. Chapter 10-100 of The Philadelphia Code is amended to read as follows:
CHAPTER 10-100. ANIMALS
? 10-101. Definitions.
In this Chapter the following definitions apply:
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Adult Dog or Cat. Shall mean any dog or cat at least seven (7) months of age.
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Animal. [Shall include any description] Any type of vertebrate or invertebrate, [excluding only] but not including Homo sapiens.
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Animal Retailer. A person in the business of selling [dogs or cats] animals to the ultimate owners of such [dogs or cats] animals, including but not limited to a pet shop, [kennel under the] Dog Law Kennel, [and] or a dealer, to the extent such dealer engages in the retail sale of [dogs or cats] animals.
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Farm Animal. Any [chicken] rooster, goose, duck, turkey, goat, sheep, pig, cow, or other farm animal, provided such other farm animal presents a public nuisance due to smell and/or noise. Does not include a cat, dog, hen, or horse.
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Wild Animal. Shall include any animal which is wild, fierce, dangerous, noxious, or naturally inclined to do harm. [, in any place other than a zoological park, veterinary hospital, or clinic, humane society, circus or facility used for educational or scientific purposes.] Wild animals [, however domesticated, shall also] include, but are not [be] limited to:
Dog family (Canidae). All [except domesticated dogs -] , including wolf, fox, coyote, dingo, or any hybrid thereof, but not including domesticated dogs;
Cat family (Felidae). All, [except the commonly accepted domesticated cats] including lions, pumas, panthers, mountain lions, leopards, jaguars, ocel...

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